Schedule of Classes




2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
GERO 100 Contemporary Issues in Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in the behavioral and social sciences.) An overview of the study of aging from a life course perspective focusing on the older adult. The course is a multidisciplinary exploration of aging in the 21st century with an emphasis on the policies, evidence-based approaches, and attitudes that promote healthful aging. Students will engage in skill building exercises, including how to locate and read scholarly sources, how to create effective presentations in different modalities, and how to communicate with and on behalf of older people.
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80117 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: King, Laura K Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 100 Contemporary Issues in Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in the behavioral and social sciences.) An overview of the study of aging from a life course perspective focusing on the older adult. The course is a multidisciplinary exploration of aging in the 21st century with an emphasis on the policies, evidence-based approaches, and attitudes that promote healthful aging. Students will engage in skill building exercises, including how to locate and read scholarly sources, how to create effective presentations in different modalities, and how to communicate with and on behalf of older people.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81856 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Rhoades, Jeffrey A Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 100 Contemporary Issues in Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in the behavioral and social sciences.) An overview of the study of aging from a life course perspective focusing on the older adult. The course is a multidisciplinary exploration of aging in the 21st century with an emphasis on the policies, evidence-based approaches, and attitudes that promote healthful aging. Students will engage in skill building exercises, including how to locate and read scholarly sources, how to create effective presentations in different modalities, and how to communicate with and on behalf of older people.
83131 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Accius, Jean C Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 301 Service/Program Management (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration and analysis of the managerial aspects of providing health and human services in the field of gerontology through an integrated delivery system. The aim is to integrate concepts, strategies, and best practices for the management of health and human services. Topics include planning, strategic management, marketing, financing, legal issues, and capacity building.
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80566 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Cox, Beth A Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 301 Service/Program Management (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration and analysis of the managerial aspects of providing health and human services in the field of gerontology through an integrated delivery system. The aim is to integrate concepts, strategies, and best practices for the management of health and human services. Topics include planning, strategic management, marketing, financing, legal issues, and capacity building.
83824 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hernandez, Gema G Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 302 Health and Aging (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration of the physiological processes of aging that covers normal aging and chronic illness. The goal is to distinguish normal aging from disease and evaluate factors that affect the health of older adults. Topics include biological processes and theories of aging, bodily changes normally associated with aging, long-term and healthcare systems, and related medical terminology. Review also covers substance abuse; environmental factors affecting aging; and ways of promoting health, preventing disease, and assessing health risks.
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80901 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Rhoades, Jeffrey A Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 302 Health and Aging (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration of the physiological processes of aging that covers normal aging and chronic illness. The goal is to distinguish normal aging from disease and evaluate factors that affect the health of older adults. Topics include biological processes and theories of aging, bodily changes normally associated with aging, long-term and healthcare systems, and related medical terminology. Review also covers substance abuse; environmental factors affecting aging; and ways of promoting health, preventing disease, and assessing health risks.
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81919 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: McCabe-Maucher, Aileen J Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 302 Health and Aging (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. An exploration of the physiological processes of aging that covers normal aging and chronic illness. The goal is to distinguish normal aging from disease and evaluate factors that affect the health of older adults. Topics include biological processes and theories of aging, bodily changes normally associated with aging, long-term and healthcare systems, and related medical terminology. Review also covers substance abuse; environmental factors affecting aging; and ways of promoting health, preventing disease, and assessing health risks.
83825 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Matzo, Marianne Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 306 Programs, Services, and Policies (3)
Recommended: GERO 100 and GERO 302. An overview of the impact of policy related to older adults on U.S. society. The aim is to examine the role of legislative mandates on older adults at both societal and individual levels. Topics include Social Security, Medicare, and the Older Americans Act. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 304 or GERO 306.
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80352 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Accius, Jean C Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 311 Gender and Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An analysis and discussion of issues related to gender and the aging process. The goal is to evaluate and challenge negative, socially constructed assumptions associated with gender and aging, as well as examine gender-relevant issues in health and well-being after midlife. Discussion covers life transitions, socioeconomic status, culture, family and social relationships, ageism, and sexuality and health as each relates to gender. The impact of public policy and services on gender and aging is also addressed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 311 or GERO 497E.
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81908 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Suther, Sandra G Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 311 Gender and Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An analysis and discussion of issues related to gender and the aging process. The goal is to evaluate and challenge negative, socially constructed assumptions associated with gender and aging, as well as examine gender-relevant issues in health and well-being after midlife. Discussion covers life transitions, socioeconomic status, culture, family and social relationships, ageism, and sexuality and health as each relates to gender. The impact of public policy and services on gender and aging is also addressed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 311 or GERO 497E.
83826 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Suthers, Kristen M Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 320 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An advanced multidisciplinary examination of the psychosocial forces that affect the aging process. Aspects of aging are analyzed from a number of theoretical perspectives found in psychology, sociology, and social gerontology. The goal is to articulate the impact of biological, sociocultural, and life cycle forces on psychological and social well-being in post-midlife. Topics include normative and atypical psychological and social functioning in post-midlife; the social construction of aging; and the impact of aging, ageism, and longevity on social structures such as the family, work, retirement, and healthcare. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 220, GERO 320, or PSYC 357.
83829 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Blackman, Laurie Y. Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 338 Health Promotion in Older Adults (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. A project-based exploration of health promotion for an aging population. The objective is to articulate different models of health promotion for older adults and design a health promotion campaign.
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80986 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Suther, Sandra G Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 342 Long-Term Care Administration (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. An overview of the administrative and operational issues of long-term care facilities. The aim is to identify common forms of long-term care and articulate the responsibilities of a long-term care administrator. Relationships with personnel and administrative structure are examined. Topics include policy, procedures, insurance, and financing. Discussion also covers the ethical and legal concerns of long-term care.
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80400 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Watkins-Bailey, Shalah Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 342 Long-Term Care Administration (3)
Recommended: GERO 100. An overview of the administrative and operational issues of long-term care facilities. The aim is to identify common forms of long-term care and articulate the responsibilities of a long-term care administrator. Relationships with personnel and administrative structure are examined. Topics include policy, procedures, insurance, and financing. Discussion also covers the ethical and legal concerns of long-term care.
85614 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Rieser, Deanna M Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 390 The Business of Aging (3)
Recommended: GERO 100 and ECON 201 (or ECON 203). A comprehensive study of the sources of economic security for older adults, the problems encountered in retirement, and the impact of an aging population on the nation's economy. The goal is to outline the key sources of economic security received by older adults (including Social Security, pensions, personal savings, Medicare, and Medicaid); examine how economic security varies by race, ethnicity, gender, and social status as people age; evaluate how longevity and the "graying" of society impact the nation's economy; and explore potential solutions to the problems posed by entitlement programs. Topics include retirement planning; financing longevity; health, disability, and long-term-care costs; economic disparities by social group; and the international economics of aging.
83832 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Jansheski, Beverly L Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 427 Culture and Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An interdisciplinary examination of how different cultures interpret and deal with aging and the life cycle. Focus is on the increasingly heterogeneous aging population in the United States. The goal is to raise critical awareness of how aging is experienced across cultures. Topics include cross-cultural theory and research on aging; global demographics of aging; cross-cultural perspectives of norms and values regarding work, family, and community roles for older adults; the social and economic status of older adults; intergenerational relationships; ethical caregiving; end-of-life issues; social services; and social policy. Health disparities among older adults of certain ethnicities within the United States are also addressed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 327, GERO 410, or GERO 427.
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85612 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Brazda, Michael Syllabus Course Materials
GERO 427 Culture and Aging (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in behavioral and social sciences.) Recommended: GERO 100. An interdisciplinary examination of how different cultures interpret and deal with aging and the life cycle. Focus is on the increasingly heterogeneous aging population in the United States. The goal is to raise critical awareness of how aging is experienced across cultures. Topics include cross-cultural theory and research on aging; global demographics of aging; cross-cultural perspectives of norms and values regarding work, family, and community roles for older adults; the social and economic status of older adults; intergenerational relationships; ethical caregiving; end-of-life issues; social services; and social policy. Health disparities among older adults of certain ethnicities within the United States are also addressed. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: GERO 327, GERO 410, or GERO 427.
85613 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Torrez, Diana J Syllabus Course Materials
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